Thanks...I have seen "calculators" in the past but this is straight forward!
So…did you do this? Only reason I’m asking is because I’m looking for correct sized fronts still.I'm looking for a set of summer tires for the Titan 7 17x8, 18x10 wheels I bought years ago. Noticed that I can import Pilot Sport 4 in 215/40R17 and 275/35R18 from the UK (confirmed they have dot markings etc.) From what I can tell these sizes play nice with the TCS on an '01...
That's on my radar. I wouldn't hesitate to use that size. Suppose to be an excellent tire. A bit priceySo being the contrarian that I am, I decided to try a unusual front size, because Tire rack had it in stock with the 255 rear in 17
I'll let you all know how it goes once mounted
Im trying the conti extreme contact force XL as a street tire...225/40/17 front...Interestingly it keeps the nearly 1 inch height rake as the oem 16/17 tires..
No, never got around to it. Back on the hunt for tires now, and I'm debating between the new Pilot Sport 5 (also imported from the UK), and seeing what happens with @docjohn 's test of the Continentals. I'd prefer to go the local/domestic route for sure...So…did you do this? Only reason I’m asking is because I’m looking for correct sized fronts still.
TY! My understanding of the suspension geometry is that lowering things pulls the wheels inboard a slight amount - so if the 225/40s work on Doc's lowered car, there should definitely be no trouble with stock suspension...I believe the Bee is running on NSX-R right now but is about to switch to those oh-so-fancy Ohlins.
Nice to see that the Bee is getting some love and drive time.so just drove first time on these.....first impressions ....winner winner chicken dinner
quiet/good dry grip/no hum/better as a 200 treadwear than the direzza starrspec 3 that I replaced
no audible rub but very close to rear front well... my old track set of 235/40 rubs at 2/3 lock
wheels are ssr comp kinda narrow at 7.5 inch
type R suspension alignment is zanardi spec..
My tires arrived, took less than 2 weeks. No issues with additional customs delays or import duties. Total for everything was $1072 given exchange rates at the time. Will be getting them mounted this FridaySo, finally bit the bullet on the import option. Ordered a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 from the UK. They're available in 215/40/17 and 265/35/18. Ordered on eBay so supposedly customs/duties are all taken care of. ETA mid June
I’m likely to go with Kumho Ecsta PS31s as they are now the only complete set of summer tires I can buy in 17-18 size that can handle wet and limited cold weather with decent treadwear. They don’t have a great reputation in the dry grip department, though. Further, I’ve had poor experiences with Kumho tires not being in round. So I’m apprehensive about quality. They are cheap, $558 for a set of four at TireRack. I can wait and see what happens next spring this way.